HOUSE of Commons votes in favour of a general election on June 8.

The election got the required two thirds majority in the house to pass.

Theresa May easily cleared the hurdle needed under the Fixed Term Parliament Act to bring the poll forward from the scheduled date of 2020.

With the Prime Minister needing the support of 434 MPs – two thirds of all seats in the House of Commons – some 522 voted for the early election, with just 13 against.